Vinyl Schwinn (VIDEO UPDATE)

Jun 27, 2014
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This year I plan to a 1955 Schwinn and make it a portable record player. I am going to build a tank for the bike that folds down into a record player. I plan to make the tank out of old license plates that I have collected.
I was inspired to create this bike because of my love for listing to old music on vinyl and my love of bicycles.

1955 Schwinn



Record Player



Hope ya'll like the build
 
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Cool idea man , come on baby let the good times roll ......


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Jun 27, 2014
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Sorry I haven't updated the thread in awhile. I have been busy with the end of school and studying for my finals.

So, so far I have only made a little progress, I put a torpedo light on the front fender and mounted a rack on the rear that has a 1959 Coca cola crate mounted on it.




I bought a speaker from savers for 99 cents. I took it apart and used some old junk paint to make it look old and mounted it in the rear part of the Coca cola crate.




 
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Sorry I haven't updated the thread in awhile. I have been busy with the end of school and studying for my finals.

So, so far I have only made a little progress, I put a torpedo light on the front fender and mounted a rack on the rear that has a 1959 Coca cola crate mounted on it.




I bought a speaker from savers for 99 cents. I took it apart and used some old junk paint to make it look old and mounted it in the rear part of the Coca cola crate.




Sweating to the golden oldies


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Jun 27, 2014
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SO, originally I going to put the record player in the little triangle but, found out there is just no enough room. This is what I came up with. I went to home depot and some bottom mount drawer sliders.

Mounted them to the of the rack
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I welded them on, and painted then will hammered grey spray paint.


Mounted it back to the bike and made a little pull out drawer for the Crosley portable record player I have for it.

I hung a couple musette bags from the forties from the rack with key chain rings, so I have some where to put the record player when it is not being used.


Sorry I don't have a picture of the record player and a video of it playing yet. If there is a song you would like me to take a video of it playing feel free to comment it.
 
Jun 27, 2014
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So here is what I have got done so far, I cut out a piece of metal with the plasma to fill in the front triangle. That way it balances the amount of stuff in the back and the front.


I mounted it with balling wire for now and put nose art on it.

Here are the pin-up's I used if you can't see them in the pictures.


Here are some pictures of the portable record player I am using.


I will post videos of it playing records soon....